The Tappan Zee Bridge construction, New York: Top 7 facts

By Catherine Sturman
With over 140,000 vehicles utilising the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York, $4 billion renovation works have been in the pipeline for decades, but has seen...

With over 140,000 vehicles utilising the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York, $4 billion renovation works have been in the pipeline for decades, but has seen a fair share of setbacks. Take a look at our top 10 facts regarding the building works.

  1.  Set to complete on time and on budget, the construction has been completed through the use of federal funding
  2.  Spanning over three miles, the vast bridge incorporates eight lanes, four emergency lanes, in addition to cycle and bus areas
  3. The New York State Thruway Authority is responsible for undertaking the project, alongside consortium Tappan Zee Constructors
  4.  Eight bridge towers, in addition o 90 percent of the bridges’ support structures have now been officially topped off
  5.  Approximately 300,000 cubic yards of concrete has been utilised in the construction, alongside 220 million pounds of steel
  6.  The towers lean at five degrees and incorporate a chamfered design, providing a modern take on the original bridge
  7.  Over a thousand piles have been embedded, in addition to approximately 125 steel girder cables

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